Finishing third in Road Racing News top ten riders of the 2019 roads season is, IRRC Superbike Champion Davey Todd.
Carrying on the momentum gained from 2018 action with the BE Racing squad, Brotton’s Todd stock continues to rise and rise within the International road race scene.
Sampling for the first time this year, the growing in popularity International Road Racing Championship, Wepol Racing/Penz 13.com’s Todd immediately showcased his series potential in early May at Hengelo, scoring back to back Superbike victories.
IRRC round two at Imatranajo proved equally prodigious, with two more premier class triumphs secured as the 2018 TT Privateers Champion made a momentous debut on Finnish shores.
Victorious in the second Superbike encounter at Terlicko, competition at Circuit De Chimay yielded a third IRRC big bike double weekend success, which left him on the brink of securing the IRRC Superbike title.
The illustrious title was wrapped up in style at Horice, with Todd powering to two more Superbike victories, to take his season victories total to within IRRC affiliated competition to nine.
The UK’s second successive IRRC series winner, he has firmly established himself amongst IRRC folklore.
Outside IRRC action, Todd has also starred, impressed hugely at the ‘Big Three’ International roads events.
Main highlights have included North West 200 Supersport Race 2 success, multiple podium finishes at the FonaCAB Ulster Grand Prix and lapping the fabled, mythical Mountain Course at over the 131 mph lap mark.
Consistently showcasing great form this year on the Milenco by Padgetts 600 Honda, Wepol Racing/Penz 13 BMW’s, it wasn’t at all surprising to see him rank high amongst various leading roads teams prospective rider line up’s for 2020.
After much interest from various high profile teams, it was announced last month that Lightweight Classic TT rostrum finisher, recent Macau GP top four finisher Todd will form part of Honda UK’s 2020 International roads challenge alongside TT newcomer Glenn Irwin.
The combination of Todd, the works Honda team and the all new, much hyped new Fireblade model, could well prove extremely potent in 2020 as the IRRC Superbike Champion, BMW Motorrad Race Trophy victor eyes up more prodigious feats.
Words by Stevie Rial